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India to take part in Champions Trophy, squad on Monday

Despite that performance, Shami was undoubtedly India's best bowler in the tournament. Rohit is one of eight surviving members from that victorious party, although his last one-day global appearance came in October 2016. Selectors have resisted the temptation to pick players based on IPL form. We all believe that MSD is still the best keeper in the world. Indian cricketing greats including Sachin Tendulkar urged the side to compete in the prestigious event. Read More

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Pressure still on Caps, but spotlight is on Fleury in Game 6

Pittsburgh took a 2-1 lead into the third period, but Washington tied it at 2:49 when Nicklas Backstrom and Burakovsky worked a give-and-go on the rush and Backstrom's wrister beat Fleury to the far side. Senators coach Guy Boucher said he wasn't concerned by that before the game - the team's approach should remain the same, he said - and such thinking proved prescient as the night wore on. Read More

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Joshua vs. Klitschko video: Watch the best of Wladimir Klitschko

Joshua vs. Klitschko video: Watch the best of Wladimir Klitschko

Former World heavyweight boxer, Lennox Lewis feels Anthony Joshua has picked the ideal time to take on Wladimir Klitschko ahead of Sunday's heavyweight bout at Wembley. His father Robert will be among the 90,000 at the stadium but mum Yeta Odusanya will be at home in north London. De La Hoya believes this weekend's bout with Klitschko is pivotal to Joshua's chances of making a name for himself in the States. Read More

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Sunrisers Hyderabad ride bowling attack to victory over Mumbai

Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad put on an all-round show to overcome Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in their IPL encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday. "Everything went to plan", Warner said. Nabi got the ball rolling by breaching the defence of Lendl Simmons . The bowling , however, has been a major strength for Sunrisers with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan and Siddharth Kaul taking the bulk of the wickets for them. Read More

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The Warriors' Game 3 win highlights their Stephen Curry-Kevin Durant conundrum

If nothing else, Klay Thompson is going to want to outscore Pachulia as much as possible. The Utah Jazz needed a stellar game from Gordon Hayward to win in Game 3 . But hey, you know what word rhymes with "scuffle?" Hill has been a major contributor to the Jazz's breakthrough season, but will Utah commit longterm to a 31-year-old point guard who only played 49 regular season games? After a strong Game 1 in the Portland series, he has been quiet the last couple weeks, missing ... Read More

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Hayward helps Jazz bury Clippers to win series

Hayward helps Jazz bury Clippers to win series

But they exploded in a 36-point third quarter before holding off a Washington charge. The Jazz muzzled J.J. Redick, who was 1 of 5 from the floor and scored three points - his lone 3-pointer occurred late in the game - in 22 minutes. "It was a battle, the whole series was a battle", Gordon Hayward said after Game 7. The past two seasons, their best players have been hurt in the playoffs, and this year the impending free-agent opportunities of Paul and Blake Griffin stalked them coast-to-coast. Read More

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Things get Messi for Iranian lookalike

Things get Messi for Iranian lookalike

Things have quickly got out of hand now that Reza has grown a near identical beard to Messi, and having now shot to stardom, the Iranian is said to be fully booked up with media interviews and modelling shoots. A Lionel Messi lookalike has found his appearance can bring a bit of trouble. The relationship has not always been a smooth one between the student and the global superstar. Read More

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New York Mets suspend Matt Harvey for violation of team rules

New York Mets suspend Matt Harvey for violation of team rules

Stanton hit a three-run homer off Wilk in the first inning and added a solo shot in the third. "I did kind of lose it after the error at first base", he said through a translator. But because these are the Mets, half the internet initially assumed that Harvey had been the dildo-placing culprit, and had been suspended for trying to have fun at the expense of the Mets' always-fragile image. Read More

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Madrid bank on Ronaldo to send Atletico packing

And, after Saul Niguez's second-half strike handed Atletico all three points against Eibar in Saturday's LaLiga clash, Simeone claimed that nothing is impossible for his side. Suarez powered the ball under the Villarreal goalkeeper in the 69th minute to score his third goal in two games and the 100th for the feted front three this campaign, while Messi grabbed the fourth with a deft chip from the penalty spot eight minutes from time. Read More

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Warriors' Green: Celtics' Olynyk dirty player

Warriors' Green: Celtics' Olynyk dirty player

Oubre Jr. said Olynyk has repeatedly hit him in the head while setting screens and then during Game 3, Oubre charged at Olynyk, knocking him to the floor. Meanwhile, off the top rope arrived Draymond Green, the notoriously clean Golden State star, who wasn't shy about choosing sides in this cacophony of Kellyness. Read More

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Fury wants to get back in ring in July, says Frank Warren

Fury wants to get back in ring in July, says Frank Warren

And veteran sports promoter Barry Hearn, whose son Eddie manages Joshua, told The Sun that will happen. It was announced previous year he would take a step back from boxing to improve his own mental health, and he vacated the belt. But I have not cheated. "I think he will want to because a fighter is the last one to know when it's time to stop", he said. Fury beat Klitschko in November 2015 to become the undisputed world champion but the controversial "gypsy king" was stripped of his IBF ... Read More

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LeBron James: No disrespect by ball spin before shot

LeBron James: No disrespect by ball spin before shot

Much like the Raptors, it's not too late for DeRozan to turn things around. He's now seventh on the career scoring list with 28,787 points in the regular season. It's an area for Toronto to attack. Nothing could fall for us, especially in that fourth quarter, start of the fourth quarter. The frequency with which Toronto ballhandlers are running pick-and-rolls has dropped almost four percentage points from the regular season to the playoffs. Read More

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Win or lose, the dark ages are finally over for the Oilers

The Oilers were up 3-0 and on the cusp of taking a 3-2 series lead home when the Ducks became just the second team in National Hockey League playoff history to erase a three-goal deficit in the last four minutes of regulation. Finishing with 25 blocks and limiting the Predators to 22 shots on goal - and, of course, a single score from James Neal - is another credit to Mike Yeo's on-the-brink underdogs. Read More

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Celtic's Sinclair named SPFA player of the year

Celtic's Sinclair named SPFA player of the year

Sinclair edged out teammates Dembele and Stuart Armstrong along with Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes. Dembele and team-mate Patrick Roberts were also nominated for the Young Player award together with Hibernian' s Jason Cummings. Tierney was not expecting to claim his award for a second year running. The 19-year-old has established himself as a regular in the Celtic side under Brendan Rodgers and played a key role in helping them retain the Scottish Premiership this season. Read More

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Eriksen insists Tottenham can still win Premier League

Collecting the ball 35 yards from goal, the Denmark worldwide took a touch, turned and fired a tremendous shot into the bottom corner of the net. "It meant a lot", Eriksen said. Liverpool recently slapped a £30m ($38.7m) tag on Sakho, who seems to have played his last game for the Merseysiders, but their attempts to offload the Crystal Palace star could well be scuppered if his injury proves to be serious. Read More

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Lions first meet-up like 'first day at school'

It was obviously not ideal for him, but he's here from day one which is a bit easier than a later introduction to the squad". And Laidlaw, who was called by Gatland late on Saturday night said his inclusion had not yet sunk in. "To be fair, to go to New Zealand and play them in their own back-yard is always going to be tough, and the games leading into the Test matches are also going to be hard". Read More

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Tebow re-ups with ESPN to be analyst for SEC Network

Tebow re-ups with ESPN to be analyst for SEC Network

Tebow's "unique experiences within the SEC and his broad national fan base are huge assets to 'SEC Nation , '" stated Stephanie Druley , ESPN's senior vice president of event and studio production, on Monday. "Over the last three years ESPN and the SEC Nation crew have become like family", he said in a press release. Tebow was the first sophomore to ever win the Heisman Trophy, beating Arkansas' Darren McFadden, Hawaii's Colt Brennan and Missouri's Chase Daniel as Florida's quarterback ... Read More

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Preds can advance to first conference finals with series win

Preds can advance to first conference finals with series win

St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (17) closes in on Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, May 5, 2017, in St. "And that's what we asked our guys before the game is whatever happens good, bad, you have to make sure that you come back and you're ready to go out and perform". Read More

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Madrid hero Ronaldo: Just stop whistling at me

Madrid hero Ronaldo: Just stop whistling at me

The game settled down significantly after that point, with scoring chances at a premium, while Nacho came on for Real Madrid at half-time after Carvajal appeared to pick up an injury. "When he is in his run of good form than we are a different team". Our start, the first 30 minutes was fantastic, the intensity we put in, and technically we were very correct. Read More

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Cabrera expected to come off DL on Tuesday

The Tigers would score runs in the fifthHad Abe Almonte steered clear of Michael Brantley, I think Brantley may have gotten Tyler Collins at second base, but perhaps Collins only went after seeing the two outfielders go for the ball. On top of that, with Ian Kinsler experiencing hamstring tightness on Wednesday night and J.D. Miguel Cabrera sent a pitch deep to center field, clearing the wall with a shot that landed on a metal awning that covers TV cameras. Read More

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Man Utd put eggs in one basket ahead of Celta Vigo clash

Man Utd put eggs in one basket ahead of Celta Vigo clash

The United boss was pleased with the first-leg performance in Spain but the narrow 1-0 win was not enough to kill the tie in a competition that offers both a trophy and Champions League return. He doesn't need to because there are no problems", said Mourinho . "Without a fawning media full of ex-United and Liverpool players, I think I'd be more sympathetic towards other teams' plight". Read More

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Joel Edmundson: Joel Edmundson scores in GM 4 loss to NSH

Louis' defense from the net, but Ellis, who scored in his sixth consecutive game Sunday, and the Predators proved too much to handle thanks to their high-flying offense. "Just trying to find that rhythm on the bench is going to be important", Laviolette said. You would hardly know that from the media coverage heading into the series and surrounding game one. Read More

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Rafael Benitez to hold talks with Mike Ashley about Newcastle future

Rafael Benitez to hold talks with Mike Ashley about Newcastle future

Inside of fighting against relegation like expected before the start of the season, they actually became outside bets for the Sky Bet Championship play-offs and a number of their players seriously impressed in the process. But all the speculation about players, about money, are not true. Shorn of the services of Jamaal Lascelles and winger Matt Ritchie through suspension and injury respectively, the Spaniard was forced to play midfielder Isaac Hayden in central defence, although his problems ... Read More

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Fury maps out path to Joshua

Fury maps out path to Joshua

Kubrat Pulev is the mandatory challenger for the IBF crown but a repeat showdown with 41-year-old Klitschko is a much more lucrative option. The 28-year-old is now prohibited from fighting professionally in the United Kingdom but he jokingly told boxing website britishboxers .co.uk on Fridaythat he would make UKAD an "offer they can't refuse" ahead of the hearing. Read More

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Ricciardo retires from Russian Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas put in an inspiring performance to win his maiden F1 race after 82 attempts. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits). Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his auto during the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the "Sochi Autodrom" circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, April. Read More

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Shaquille O'Neal featured on cover of special edition National Basketball Association 2K

Includes 250,000 VC ($62.50 worth), all digital items from the Legend Edition , 20 additional MyTeam Packs, Shaq's jersey collection (digital), extra Shaq trading cards (physical) and Lenticular cover (physical). The NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold includes the following digital items:• 250,000 VC • 40 MyTEAM Packs to build your flawless fantasy team (delivered one a week). Read More

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CAF President, Ahmad Refuses To Accept Salary

CAF President, Ahmad Refuses To Accept Salary

It is the first time in CAF's 60-year history that a Nigerian would head the very influential Organizing Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations - CAF's flagship competition which is of the same age. "Mr Nyantakyi who was recently re-elected as a Fifa executive committee member also becomes the first Ghanaian to rise to the second highest position in African football", the statement added. Read More

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Highlights of Friday's National Hockey League games

Louis. The game of hockey giveth, and it taketh away. Game 3 is Sunday in Edmonton (see full recap). Talbot fell on the sword after the game. Gibson made 24 stops for the win. Andrej Sekera scored just sixty-five seconds in the first period. "I don't think we ever played that bad", said Anaheim goalie John Gibson , summing up the two tilts back home. Read More

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